Monday, January 29, 2007

M'lady did you not see the warning about Barking while you Wag... It could be very dangerous. It may cause cartmen to loose control of their carts, herdsmen to loose their flocks, Washerwomen to loose their clean wash, I am sure the list could go on, but at this time it could cause this Inn keep to loose his job... Have a great Monday!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

It truly is feast or famine. As one group of Holy Pilgrims departed only a few days ago a group of 8 arrives today. With this weather most fowl, cold and dank, this inn keep would stay a bed all day. Warm, dry, and comfortable. Alas I am not a man of great means, so I must work hard each day for my living... and rest when there is nothing else to do but rest. Ah to have the life of a dog with but two choices to make with everyone you meet... to bark or to wag... now that is the question.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I am rather proud of the latest poetry I have composed in the 15th Century style of Roundeau (Flander's Field being a good modern example) Here is the poem:

Clearing Storm

With lingering hope and silent tears
She lifts her eyes as she faces her fears.
No longer young as the days unfold
Though her heart still yearns as the story is told
And the empty silence around her jeers.

Days turn to weeks and weeks to years
And still she waits for the sound her heart hears.
But age won't be tempered that turn dreams cold
Yet hope lingers on.

High on the cliffs where a lonely wind sheers
She keeps her vigil thought she knows the end nears.
Knights are not common and heroes grow old
But a rescue from her tower would require someone bold
And though the storm rages the rain finally clears
And hope lingers on.

Isabella

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Winter is here! The old keep is cold.

Clear skies and warm hearths are best when shared with a good book, a good wine, or best of all a good friend.

Dog wisdom: Wag More, Bark Less.

Monday, January 01, 2007

On the 30th of December, in the year of our Lord 2006, we tested the feast that will be prepared for Meridian Manovers and it was Gooooood!!!! Much fighting and laughing was done by all. Illumination and cording was discussed as well as a little Heraldry paperwork.

Isabella

This past week has been many long days on the dusty road. Last week a desperate Inn Keep in the Canton of Attillium asked for my assistance... and I having no one in my Inn made the journey to help a friend. After nearly a week I had to return home to arrive just in time for arriving relatives traveling here to celebrate the start of a new year. Everyone departed this morning just in time so that I may pack the wagon again for a supply run before my next group of pilgrims arrive next Monday.
This supply caravan will take me far from home to the hot and dry region of the Kingdom of Caid. The Barony of Starkhafn is an oasis in the middle of the dry waste lands far to our west. The saying that what happens in Starkhafn stays in Starkhafn is well know in all the known kingdoms. While I travel there for only goods that will help my holy pilgrims ...many travel there for less noble reasons. I am sure that temptations will bite at boots with every step, but I must remain strong and focus on the tasks at hand.